Food Industry Wastes: Assessment And Recuperation Of Commodities

Paperback | October 30, 2017

byMaria KossevaEditorColin Webb

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Food Industry Wastes: Assessment and Recuperation of Commodities presents emerging techniques and opportunities for the treatment of food wastes, the reduction of water footprint, and creating sustainable food systems. Written by a team of experts from around the world, this book provides a guide for implementing bioprocessing techniques. It also helps researchers develop new options for the recuperation of these wastes for community benefit. More than 34 million tons of food waste was generated in the United States in 2009, at a cost of approximately $43 billion. And while less than three percent of that waste was recovered and recycled, there is growing interest and development in recovering and recycling food waste. These processes have the potential not only to reduce greenhouse gases, but to provide energy and resources for other purposes. This book examines these topics in detail, starting with sources, characterization and composition of food wastes, and development of green production strategies. The book then turns to treatment techniques such as solid-state fermentation and anaerobic digestion of solid food waste for biogas and fertilizer. A deep section on innovative biocatalysts and bioreactors follows, encompassing hydrogen generation and thermophilic aerobic bioprocessing technologies. Rounding out the volume are extensive sections on water footprints, including electricity generation from microbial fuel cells MFCs , and life cycle assessments. Food waste is an area of focus for a wide range of related industries from food science to energy and engineering Outlines the development of green product strategies International authoring team represents the leading edge in research and development Highlights leading trends of current research as well as future opportunities for reusing food waste

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Food Industry Wastes: Assessment and Recuperation of Commodities presents emerging techniques and opportunities for the treatment of food wastes, the reduction of water footprint, and creating sustainable food systems. Written by a team of experts from around the world, this book provides a guide for implementing bioprocessing techniqu...

Dr Maria Kosseva joined the UNNC in 2012 as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer). Her professional background is in chemical cybernetics and bio/chemical engineering. After research spells at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), and the University of Cape Town (RSA), she has been occupied with a number of European-funded...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128102543

ISBN - 13:9780128102541

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction. Causes and Challenges of Food Wastage

II. Food Industry Wastes: Problems and Opportunities

Chapter 1. Recent European legislation for management of wastes in the food industry

Chapter 2. Sources, characterization and composition of the food wastes

Chapter 3. Development of green production strategies

III. Treatment of Solid Food Wastes

Chapter 4. Use of waste bread to produce fermentation products

Chapter 5. Recovery of commodities from food waste using Solid-State Fermentation

Chapter 6. Functional food and nutraceuticals derived from food industry wastes (FIW)

Chapter 7. Manufacture of biogas and fertiliser from solid food wastes by means of anaerobic digestion

IV. Improved Biocatalysts and Innovative Bioreactors for Enhanced Bioprocessing of Liquid Food Wastes

Chapter 8. Use of immobilized biocatalyst for valorization of whey lactose

Chapter 9. Hydrogen generation from food industry and biodiesel wastes

Chapter 10. Thermophilic aerobic bioprocessing technologies for FIW and wastewater

Chapter 11. Modelling, monitoring and process control for intelligent bioprocessing of FIW and wastewater

V. Impact Assessment of Water Footprint and Rehabilitation of Food Industry Wastewater

Chapter 12. Water Footprint and food processing industry: accounting the impact of food waste from the perspective of use of water resources

Chapter 13. Electrical energy from wineries A new approach using microbial fuel cells (MFCs)

Chapter 14. Electricity generation from food industry wastewater using the MFC technology

VI. Assessment of Environmental Impact of Food Production and Consumption

Chapter 15. Life Cycle Assessment with the focus on FIW

Chapter 16. Food system sustainability and the consumer

VII. Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects